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Shock Waves (1977)

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writers:

John Kent Harrison (screenplay) (as John Harrison), Ken Wiederhorn (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... SS Commander
John Carradine ... Captain Ben Morris
Brooke Adams ... Rose
Fred Buch ... Chuck
Jack Davidson ... Norman
Luke Halpin ... Keith
D.J. Sidney ... Beverly
Don Stout ... Dobbs
Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas ... Fisherman
Sammy Graham Sammy Graham ... Zombie
Preston White Preston White ... Zombie
Reid Finger Reid Finger ... Zombie
Mike Kennedy Mike Kennedy ... Zombie
Donahue Guillory Donahue Guillory ... Zombie
Jay Maeder ... Zombie
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This horror movie concerns a shipwrecked yachting party. Rose and her fellow yacht-mates, including the captain run aground on an island when they hit an odd-looking freighter. Once beached, they meet up with an aging SS Commander who had been in charge of a crew of zombies. Written by Ørnås

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Taglines:

Once They Were Almost Human! Beneath the living... Beyond the dead... From the depths of Hell's Ocean! The Deep End of Horror!

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The hotel in the film is an actual Biltmore Hotel in Florida that was shut down for a two-year period and was abandoned at the time of filming. Director Ken Wiederhorn paid $250 to rent the building for the shoot. The hotel was renovated a couple of years after the shoot and now charges significantly more than $250 per room, per night. See more »

Goofs

When Keith and Rose prepare the dingy of the Bonaventure to escape in, you can see there are no rowlocks in place. When they get the oars and wade back in the water to board the dingy, the rowlocks are in place. See more »

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Left me with haunting memories, even 10 yrs. later
20 September 1999 | by JOE-397See all my reviews

Real movie summary: A U-boat with WW2 Nazi soldiers, killed and brought back to life to fight as "un-killable", is ship-wrecked on a Caribbean island. 30 yrs later, a "hire-boat" is also shipwrecked there. The Nazi commander of the unit, Cushing, is the only "survivor" on the island. BUT, the "Zombie un-killables" come back to do what they were experimentally used to do in battle ... kill without thought or feeling... uncontrollably... The movie has numerous images that stay with you long after the movie is over, and a musical background in the beginning which was very haunting. Good acting, a believable script, and nice film shooting, round it out to make it a memorable classic. I've had a really tough time locating the film at any video store. Good luck finding it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shockwaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Zopix Company See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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